Omar Al Gharabally Scholarship
(Presently Under Review)
“To keep the memory of my son Omar alive forever, I have
set up the Omar Al Gharabally Scholarships to help the most able students
achieve what Omar will never be able to accomplish as his life was too short.
Like Omar, I believe in giving others the best opportunity to achieve their
full potential in the best possible conditions they deserve."
Omar was born on the 7th April 1976 in London, UK. He died
two weeks before reaching his 20th anniversary on the 21 March, 1996. Omar had
the intelligence of mind and the intelligence of heart. He was terribly
handsome although he seemed not to notice it - tall and extremely fit with a
wonderful smile which dazzled everyone. Omar had always been very good,
generous, and respectful towards others with a strong belief in God.
He had always been a bright student, very witty, full of
humour, very eager to learn and to understand everything around him. Omar was
especially bright in mathematics, history, economics and literature and he was,
in fact, interested in all various fields from music and poetry to all the
latest technology of our century as well as in politics.
For his young age, Omar showed a great deal of maturity. He
was a true lover of justice and fond of constitutional law and already he had
plans to settle a true democracy in that part of the world. He was concerned by
all the future of the Arab nations which were torn apart and, being a true
Muslim, Omar felt responsible already about the excesses and the bloodshed of
some of his Muslim brothers. Let us hope sincerely that the dreams of Omar
become reality and that peace will be in this part of the world one day.
I should like to add that Omar had been modest about
himself and was always the first one to criticize himself which is already the
first sign of intelligence”.
Chantal AL Gharabally
Mother of Omar